SciScoop is a science news source and discussion forum for anyone interested in cutting-edge science and technology, a science community blog if you like.
Anyone can request a login by email so that they can post a science news story or related item, or even their science-art.
As with any blog, readers can then comment on articles posted and even comment on the comments. However, we have a strict policy regarding comments: they must be on-topic, timely (all commenting is disabled one month after a post first appears), must not be abusive nor contain anything defamatory. Most specifically spam is not tolerated and attempts to use commenting as a form of text advertising is in vain as links are nofollow and spurious usernames are edited.
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How can I help?
What SciScoop needs more than anything else is promotion. If you like this site and would like to help it to become a thriving community, here are some ideas.
- Tell everyone you know about SciScoop. Word of mouth is better than any other form of advertising.
- If you have a website, you can link to SciScoop either via a text link or one of our buttons.
- Post comments as often as you can. More comments will entice more visitors, which in turn will result in more comments and so on and so on…
- You can also post stories. It can be a news story, an essay, or a review of the latest sci-fi/science book you read or film/DVD you saw.
How long has SciScoop been around?
Drog started this site under the name of Sci-Fi Today, the evening of November 17, 2002. After six months, he handed the site over to rickyjames effective May 1, 2003. Rickyjames changed the site name to SciScoop to reflect more of a science journalism emphasis, retaining the SFT archive too. Rickyjames took the lead on day-to-day operations for the site, later sharing it with several other superusers (apsmith, Sweetwind, janra). Rickyjames then handed over the reins to David Bradley Science Writer (aka Sciencebase) in April 2005). Four years later, after a period of incredible growth, Sciencebase has now consolidated, rehosted, and redesigned SciScoop to ready it for the next decade.
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Can I syndicate from this site?
Sure can. We have a my.netscape format RDF backend. The link is http://www.sciscoop.com/feed. The SFT headlines are also currently available on the Slashdot and Kuro5hin websites.
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